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Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 14th January 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By spruithean
Where did you see them? On FTDNA myOrigins? Or...

Where did you see them? On FTDNA myOrigins? Or elsewhere?
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 14th January 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By spruithean
Can you elaborate as to where you saw these...

Can you elaborate as to where you saw these demonyms?
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 11th January 2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By spruithean
YSearch has been unsupported for a long time now...

YSearch has been unsupported for a long time now and I'm not sure you can still sign up on the website anymore...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 29th December 2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By spruithean
I always take the expected date ranges with a...

I always take the expected date ranges with a grain of salt, while I hope for the results in that span of time, I am also expecting the possibilities of far earlier results or results that come in...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 28th December 2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By spruithean
I don't think it has much to do with loyalty,...

I don't think it has much to do with loyalty, just that too many people expect that their results will come in during the expected date range. Big Y remapping will likely have an effect on the SNP...
Forum: Scientific Papers 24th December 2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By spruithean
Thanks for sharing this!

Thanks for sharing this!
Forum: DNA Success Stories 23rd December 2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By spruithean
The 37 marker matches is showing people who are...

The 37 marker matches is showing people who are more likely to possibly be closely related within certain timeframes. 12 and 25 markers are not as accurate due to the lower number of markers tested...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 22nd December 2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By spruithean
The point is to allow for whatever matches you...

The point is to allow for whatever matches you may get to be more relevant than the ones older than 4300 years. I'm not sure I'd be a happy customer if the majority of my matches were so old that...
Forum: Y-DNA Haplogroups & SNPs Basics 21st December 2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By spruithean
While I can't comment on the SNP pack, as I'm not...

While I can't comment on the SNP pack, as I'm not very familiar with haplogroup R and all its subgroupings, I can comment on the fact that FTDNA is dealing with a rather large upgrade to their Big Y...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 17th December 2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By spruithean
Possibly, however finding the common Y-ancestor...

Possibly, however finding the common Y-ancestor will depend on some research and comparing notes with your matches to try and find something in-common. It should be noted that a match at 37 markers...
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 14th December 2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By spruithean
I ordered Big Y in November and a few days later...

I ordered Big Y in November and a few days later they also batched my Y111 markers. The the Y111 results came in yesterday, so it took only a few weeks.
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 7th December 2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By spruithean
I-P109 is downstream of I-M253. Basically the...

I-P109 is downstream of I-M253. Basically the first person to carry the P109 SNP descended from the first person to carry M253.

Does this person have the same surname as you? Perhaps your common...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Advanced 7th December 2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By spruithean
What is the predicted haplogroup and how many...

What is the predicted haplogroup and how many STRs have been tested?
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 4th December 2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By spruithean
What is the genetic distance between the Wilson...

What is the genetic distance between the Wilson sample and the Galloway sample?
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 2nd December 2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By spruithean
FamilyTreeDNA has been doing a rather large...

FamilyTreeDNA has been doing a rather large reprocessing of Big Y files and changing from the older hg19 to the newer hg38 mappings of the Y-chromosome. I imagine their Haplotree is glitchy at this...
Forum: Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA STR) Basics 2nd December 2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By spruithean
It can help prove a paternal connection to a...

It can help prove a paternal connection to a certain family, however that is dependent on whether members of that paternal lineage have tested their Y-DNA. It can also through more indepth testing...
Forum: Recreation Room 2nd December 2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By spruithean
Tell them you are a genealogist and that you...

Tell them you are a genealogist and that you would like to share information if they have any and perhaps offer your services?
Forum: myOrigins Basics 2nd December 2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By spruithean
I wouldn't put too much weight in the ethnicity...

I wouldn't put too much weight in the ethnicity estimates and the "differences" seen between you and your parents. I would pay more attention to your matches. Are your parents in your matches list?
Forum: BIG Y and SNP Discovery 2nd December 2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,732
Posted By spruithean
So is it looking like eventually the August...

So is it looking like eventually the August backlog will give way and the orders after the August sale will begin to be processed?
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 2nd December 2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By spruithean
What tests had you done previous to this Y67?

What tests had you done previous to this Y67?
Forum: Recreation Room 1st December 2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By spruithean
Exactly this. I know some people do have a rough...

Exactly this. I know some people do have a rough skeleton tree they use on FamilyTreeDNA, but most of it is kept private. If you contact someone and they never respond, there are many factors at play...
Forum: Features Requests & Bug Reports Area 28th November 2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By spruithean
Are his profile settings prohibiting sharing?

Are his profile settings prohibiting sharing?
Forum: myOrigins Basics 27th November 2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 22,386
Posted By spruithean
It's the locations of ancient remains that have...

It's the locations of ancient remains that have been DNA tested.
Forum: myOrigins Basics 25th November 2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By spruithean
I honestly think way too much weight has been...

I honestly think way too much weight has been placed in ethnicity estimations and interpretations.

Each company has different terminology, reference populations and the like. The Scots-Irish also...
Forum: Grumbles & Gripes 22nd November 2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 23,680
Posted By spruithean
Be patient, the untimely move to hg38 and other...

Be patient, the untimely move to hg38 and other things have definitely caused some chaos.
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